Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 8 (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone than the Huawei Honor 10 Lite (4GB RAM, 64GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi 8 (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Huawei Honor 10 Lite (4GB RAM, 64GB)  Xiaomi Redmi 8 (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
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Excellence Score
25.4
25.8
Value for Money Score
59.9
70.3
Price ₹ 13,999 onwards ₹ 9,799 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2019 Oct, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.21 inches 6.22 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 415 pixels per inch) 720x1520 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight Mode, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment, Standard mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 1.95 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 710Ranked #43 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 439Ranked #77 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G51 MP4 Adreno 505
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP 12MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length (wide); PDAF, 2MP: Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama 12MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 1.4um Pixel Size, 2MP: Depth Sensor, Dual-PDAF, AI Portrait mode, AI Scene detection
Secondary Camera 24MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length (wide), 0.9um Sensor Size, HDR F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size, AI Beautify 4.0, Portrait mode, HDR, Screen Flash, Selfie timer, Face recognition, Palm shutter
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes (Wireless)
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 8 mmMedium 9.4 mmThick
Weight 162 gmMedium 188 gmMedium
Width 73.6 mmOk for one-handed use 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash resistant
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 18W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Eye-catching, premium dual tone design
  • Good ergonomics and nice grip
  • Fast rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Large, colorful, bright, tall display, with a minimal, drew-drop notch
  • EMUI is very customizable and feature-rich
  • Good overall performance backed by a Kirin 710 (similar to Snapdragon 660) - handles gaming and other heavy tasks with ease
  • The loudspeaker is loud indeed (although there is distortion at higher volumes)
  • Good battery life - with a 3400mAh battery, the phone lasts the day even with heavy use
  • In recent times, Redmi has adopted some very premium and stylish design aesthetics, and the Redmi 8 continues that trend, with great design and build quality
  • The ruby-red color variant especially looks stunning, and it is astonishing to see how far budget hardware has come
  • The phone also feels premium to the touch
  • The front is sharp and modern, with a dewdrop notch, and very similar to the Redmi 8A
  • The location of the fingerprint scanner at the back is near perfect - and the scanner is very quick as well
  • Decent 6.2-inch IPS display, the same as the one on the Redmi 8A - gets bright enough for outdoor use
  • Packs Gorilla glass 5 protection, which is a big bonus in this price segment
  • MIUI is one of the more refined and smooth Android skins around, and has a lot of customization/theming options - there’s ample features for power users - from gestures to the ability to switch around button layouts as well as a robust home screen customisation experience, you can really make the phone your own
  • Decent day-to-day performance, with the same Snapdragon 439 as the Redmi 8A (it's not really meant for gaming though)
  • Ok camera setup, at this price point
  • Outdoor shots look good enough with Xiaomi’s AI enhancements kicking in to deliver punchy images
  • The dedicated secondary camera enables portrait mode, and edge detection is decent
  • USB-C at an entry-level price deserves kudos
  • Phenomenal battery life with a 5000mAh cell paired with entry-level hardware - you will comfortably get 2 days of use
  • 18W fast-charging support (though a standard 10W brick is included in the box)
  • Overall, the Redmi 8 is another very good budget option from Xiaomi's camp, and along with the Realme C2/3i, will likely dominate the entry-level smartphone segment in India
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Plasticky build
  • Attracts fingerprints
  • Face unlock is not the most accurate
  • The UI doesn't feel as responsive or fluid as it should be - the Kirin 710's CPU is more than capable chipset so it's probably down to not-that-great software optimization (that will hopefully get corrected with updates)
  • Some of the default settings for screen timeout, and other aggressive battery saving measures that kill apps in the background are overdone - and you might need to tweak these manually
  • Average cameras at the front and rear
  • The rear dual camera setup struggles to offer much in the way of detail or dynamic range - photos can also occasionally suffer from excessive processing that makes their colors look overly saturated
  • Average portrait mode
  • No video stabilization and no 4K video recording
  • Average bluetooth performance - you will experience the occasional dropouts
  • Uses the old Micro USB port instead of the modern USB-C
  • No fast charging support
  • The Honor 10 Lite is a decent phone on its own, but will find it tough to compete in this price bracket - you want to instead look at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (great all-rounder), Honor 8X (extra screen space, the better battery life, and the more consistent camera performance), Xiaomi Mi A2 (Android One programme, much better camera), and the Nokia 7 Plus (Android One programme, better camera, better battery)
  • Of course the glossy hardware catches on fingerprints (Xiaomi has thankfully tossed in a TPU case in the box, though)
  • Xiaomi has added a Redmi logo on the lower bezel and that feels like a bit of an overkill given there is Redmi already engraved on the back
  • It still continues to pack a lot of bloat though - you get 20-something pre-installed applications with wide-ranging requirements for user permissions
  • Limited dynamic range - the camera has a tendency to blow out highlights
  • Despite support for dual-pixel autofocus, the camera often hunts to get a focus lock
  • Images have some softness to them in anything less than perfect light - indoor images tend to be short on details
  • Videos are again fine in daylight, but not so much in anything less than that
  • Overall, the camera is not a particularly strong area for the Redmi 8
Expert Reviews
  1. In an overcrowded midrange segment the Honor 10 Lite doesn't really stand out with anything exceptional
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A decent budget buy
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A great all-rounder
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A good phone let down by poor cameras
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Where the Honor 10 Lite falters are its cameras
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Easy to recommend
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. A well-rounded package...but the camera performance could have been slightly better
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Ticks most of the features, a budget phone should possess
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. The best looking budget phone
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  10. Might be a hard sell
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Honor continues to succeed in making the best cheap phones in the business
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  12. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  15. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  17. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  18. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Decent...but buyers considering this phone should take a close look at the Redmi 8A to see if there's anything they don't mind losing, since that could save them some money....And people who value performance might want to look at Redmi Note 8, which coul
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Budget all rounder
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Has plenty to offer if you are looking for a new phone in the segment
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Redmi 8 is a good offering for its price....the only problem is that given similar specifications, many users might prefer the Redmi 8A which is cheaper, runs the same processor and offers something very similar
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A good phone, and a good daily driver, but one that's held back by its ad-supported UI
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A performer for its price, if you don't mind the processor
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Good phone, but the Redmi 8A (at a slightly lower price), or the Redmi Note 8 (at a slightly higher price) might make more sense, from a value for money perspective
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
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